Bulat Utemuratov: “Tennis in Kazakhstan Is for All”

When Bulat Utemuratov signed up with the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, this organisation remained in torpidity. Tennis gamers did disappoint outstanding outcomes as well as authorities did not recognize exactly how to enhance the existing circumstance.

Utemuratov brought o the KTF a modern-day strategy to setup and also attaining objectives which is utilized in company. Multi-faceted personal goal setting needed to basically alter the slow trend of the tennis life in Kazakhstan.

Having actually headed the Federation in 2007, Bulat Utemuratov articulated lasting strategies accepted by the International Tennis Federation. The primary one was to transform tennis right into the mass sporting activity.

For this, it was required to operate in 3 instructions completely: to establish a framework, to educate and also sustain instructors, participate in competitors. They began equating strategies right into activities right away.

Tennis courts around the nation

Based on 2006, there were 60 courts in 4 areas of Kazakhstan. Courts did not satisfy the demands of global criteria as well as did not please fundamental demands of athletes. Under the management of Utemuratov, building of courts in all oblast facilities of the nation started.

Presently courts totaled up to practically 250. Modern tennis facilities have actually been constructed in each of the 15 areas of Kazakhstan. These are centers that fulfill all the needs of the sporting activities framework; they can hold competitors both at the nationwide as well as globe degree.

The just recently opened up tennis centre “Ace” in Almaty has 4 interior and also 6 outside courts with a complete location of 8100 square metres with a “difficult” covering.

All courts have lighting that satisfies the demands as well as criteria of global TELEVISION broadcasting. The centre can hold ATP Challenger competitions in summertime. The quantity of financial investments in the task, consisting of building, devices and also landscape design, went beyond 5 million bucks.

Bulat Utemuratov thinks that tennis framework must be very easy easily accessible as well as offered as needed, so the courts are being constructed within strolling range from largely booming areas.

So as training sessions charge be modest – these are currently varying from 18-30 bucks each month for 12 sessions in the areas to 45 bucks in the funding. Variety of individuals going to participate in sporting activities is expanding geometrically: in 2007, almost 500 individuals were participated in the grass tennis, today – greater than 6000.

Programs for kids as the basis for popularising sporting activities

In his function of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation head, Bulat Utemuratov pays unique focus to kids’s sporting activities. The “Tennis under 10” program is a social task focused on informing a brand-new generation of professional athletes qualified to protect the honour of the nation on the very best globe competitions.

The essence of the program is to begin the training procedure as very early as feasible. It is because of this that the program started to run in preschools in various areas of Kazakhstan. “Tennis under 10” unifies 40 institutions and also 24 preschool establishments.

The “Tennis under 10” program is consisted of in the ITF global program Junior Tennis Initiative for kids under 12 years of ages participated in tennis. Bulat Utemuratov completely moneyed this task and also competitors for the following 3 years.

The 2nd large program for kids is the School Tennis Initiative. The task was introduced in 2008. It is focused on boosting the variety of tennis gamers throughout the nation by presenting tennis for kids aged 4-6 years in kindergartens and also 6-10 years in colleges with mini-tennis.

Mini-tennis permits understanding the essentials of using the court in an enjoyable and also amusement method, utilizing the video game technique in training.

Group Kazakhstan Tennis Academy – factory of champs

Group Kazakhstan task was introduced by the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation in 2008. The area of its task is education and learning of future nationwide group individuals in the Davis Cup as well as the Fed Cup. Complete financing is given by the KTF.

In September 2008, the initial admission Team Kazakhstan trainees and also mentoring personnel were sent out to the Gorin Tennis Academy, USA, to enhance their abilities. In 2009, Dutch specialist Eric van Harpen was welcomed as the head instructor.

In the exact same year, among the globe’s leading specialists, Pole Michislav Boguslavsky, signed up with the job as the head trainer on the juniors body-conditioning as well as basic sporting activities training.

Ever since educating camps were kept in the Bruguera Tennis Academy (Barcelona, Spain), Pro World Tennis Academy (Miami, USA), Gorin Tennis Academy (California, USA), Tennis Val Tennis Academy (Valencia, Spain).

Youthful professional athletes have actually currently shown great outcomes at global and also nationwide competitors. Amongst them, Gozal Ainitdinova, Dostanbek Tashbulatov, Timur Khabibullin.

The trainees of the Team Kazakhstan Academy won greater than 80 worldwide events, consisting of different Grand Prix. In 2017, the Kazakhstan group in the group “under 12 years” came to be the champ of Central Asia. Kazakhstani tennis gamer Gozal Aynitdinova is the champ of Asia in the group “as much as 14 years”. Agents of Kazakhstan’s tennis young people frequently take rewards in Europe.

Success, success, results

The Kazakhstan males’s group has actually consistently gotten in the quarterfinal of the prominent Davis Cup event, defeating such noteworthy groups as the Czech Republic (2011 ), Austria (2013 ), Belgium (2014 ), Italy (2015) and after that globe champ Argentine in 2017 and also went back to the World Group.

In February 2018, a group of Kazakhstani tennis gamers very early beat the Swiss group as well as got to the quarterfinals of this distinguished event. In the Fed Cup, the ladies’s group of Kazakhstan entered into the playoffs two times.